St Clement had the privilege to host a First Degree ceremony last night.   Several councils showed up and we welcomed six new brothers to the benefits of membership.  Thanks to the officers of the respective councils for driving attendance and participation.

Thanks to Gary ( DJ Rapper name “Gary Fuzzy Koppalicious” ) Kopp to keep the juicy tunes going all night long.

 

What do we do with the money we collect?  Many worthy things.  This is another example of the causes we support.  Thank you for support the Knights so we can support others.  vets returning

Note to self: We need to get Gary an oversized, clown checkbook, those checks look much better in pictures.

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Worthy Officers:

I had the privilege of presenting a check to Sandy Bower, founder of Vet’s Returning Home. The check was funded by the five Councils of District # 24: St. Paul of Tarsus, St. John Vianney, SS John & Paul, St. Isidore, and St. Clement.

Proud to be a Veteran and a Knight.

Vivat Jesus,

Gary E. Kopp
District Deputy – District #24
PGK – # 11772

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St Clement hosted a “listening session” last night.  Sponsored by the State Officers and attended by a very large geography of the Archdiocese of Detroit.  We had just over 90 men show up representing Councils from all over SE Detroit.   The State Officers lead a discussion on the programs and activities that are resulting in growing Councils.  There was a tremendous amount of discussion and many ideas were offered.

Thank you to Father Steve for allowing us to use the social hall.  Many people commented on our beautiful church and it’s facilities.  Russ Morgan, thanks for getting the audio and presentation gear in order.   And a big thanks to Steve Betka, Lester Ottenwalder, Mark DiPaola, Joe Suminski, Marcel VanDaele and, of course, our very own barista Dan O’Brien for the leading the coffee bar.  You guys jumped in and helped just because I asked.  I do appreciate you!

2018 St John Vianney K of C Wine Tasting
Saturday, January 27th, 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

For those of you who have attended this event in the past, it has been great fun with a great variety of wine and most important great social comradery.  We have added a Wine lover’s manual for those who want to be intellectually astute on the subject of wine tasting.

Where:
St. John Vianney, Parish Hall (parish link)
54045 Schoenherr Rd. Shelby Twp. MI 48315
Sponsored by the S.J.V. Knights of Columbus 11772 (Web Site Link)

Proceeds to benefit Plumbrook Elementary Physically or Otherwise Health Impaired Program in Sterling Heights & Other K of C Charities.

Wines by: Vince & Joe’s Gourmet Market. Great Selection of Wines, Door Prize, Basket Raffles, Delicious Appetizers. Tickets $25.00 per person, Tickets available now in Parish Office, you can call (586) 781-6525

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Our illustrious District Deputy Gary Kopp leads our efforts to protect, preserve and encourage life with Compassion Pregnancy Center in Clinton Township.   Gary’s District #24 has been very active in their support of this ministry.   It’s great when “support” shows up in the form a pallet of supplies.

Gary, thank you for your leadership and unselfish desire to help all God’s children.

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The Councils of District # 24 are:

St. Clement of Rome, #7018, Romeo MI (link)
St. Paul of Tarsus, #11689, 41300 Romeo Plank Rd, Charter Twp of Clinton, MI 48038 (link)
St. Isadore,  #7200, 18201 23 Mile Rd, Macomb, MI 48042 (link)
St. John Vianney, #11772, 54045 Schoenherr Rd, Shelby Charter Township, MI 48315 (link)
SS John and Paul, #16630, 7777 28 Mile Rd, Washington, MI 48094 (link)

Compassion Pregnancy Center
(586) 783-2229
24 Hour Helpline: 1-800-712-HELP (4357)
37540 S. Gratiot, Suite 100
Clinton Township, MI 48036